- William Foster & Co. Traction Engine, SPRIG will be visiting Beamish. Built in 1920, it was owned by the Willey family farm at Chopwell, around 10 miles from the museum. Sometime in the 1930s it was sold to Mr. Whitfield of West Auckland, and by 1939 it was in Lincolnshire. It passed through several owners before passing into it’s current ownership.
- Visiting 1915 Dennis Aberdeen fire engine travelling around the museum.
- A selection of road steam locomotives including Fowler ‘Providence’, Clayton and Shuttleworth ‘Louise’, Foden steam lorry ‘Cestria’, Aveling & Porter 5499, Fowler ‘Astonisher’ and Armstrong Whitworth ‘Albert’.
- Selection of visiting vintage vehicles including cars, motorcycles, bikes, lorries and buses.
- See the home fleet of Beamish locomotives running, including ‘Puffing Billy’ at The 1820s Waggonway and Coffee Pot, Peckett N°1370, ‘Samson’ and ‘Glyder’ on The Colliery railways.
- The Friends of Beamish will be operating a selection of the museum’s extensive Edwardian cycle and motorcycle collection throughout the event.
- The museum’s tram and bus fleet will be in service.
As a mark of respect, we’re holding a two minute silence at 1pm on both days during the event this weekend (10th and 11th September). Visitors, staff and volunteers are welcome to join in remembering Her Majesty The Queen.
Beamish reserves the right to alter or change this programme at any point.